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Born in July 12, 1904 / Died in September 23, 1973 / Chile / Spanish

Quotes by Pablo Neruda

I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.
And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us.
Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread.
Love is so short, forgetting is so long.
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.
The word was born in the blood, grew in the dark body, beating, and took flight through the lips and the mouth. Farther away and nearer still, still it came from dead fathers and from wondering races, from lands which had turned to stone, lands weary of their poor tribes, for when grief took to the roads the people set out and arrived and married new land and water to grow their words again. And so this is the inheritance; this is the wavelength which connects us with dead men and the dawning of new beings not yet come to light.
A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don't slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high as prices.
Es tan corto el amor, y tan largo el olvido. (Love is so short, and forgetting is so long.)
The Night in Isla Negra
A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who doesn't play has lost forever the child who lived in him and who he will miss terribly.
Es tan corto el amor, y tan largo el olvido.
I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests.
Now, on the road to freedom, I was pausing for a moment near Temuco and could hear the voice of the water that had taught me to sing.
The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.